Prahl Name Meaning

German: nickname for a loud, ostentatious, or boastful person, from Middle Low German prale ‘pomp’, ‘display’, or ‘noise’, or from pralen ‘to boast’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Prall, Pfahl, Pracht, Pahl, Prast, Rahl, Krall, Grall, Ahl, Frahm

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Prahl Family Origin

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Prahl Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    47%
  • Laborer

    16%
  • Bookkeeper

    3%
  • Cabinet Maker

    3%

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Bookkeeper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Prahl. The most common Prahl occupation in the USA was Farmer. 47% of Prahl's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Prahl family was Cabinet Maker.

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Prahl Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1957 and 2004, Prahl life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Prahl in 1957 was 54, and 77 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Prahl

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